Today and tomorrow will be a great opportunity for New York gear heads to check out Formula One as it is Canadian Grand Prix weekend.
NASCAR is the most watched motor sport in North America (trails the National Football League as the most watched sport in North America, but Formula One is not only the most watched motor sport in the world, it is the most watched sport in the world (leads the Premier League).
The Manchester Pub has been leading the way in ensuring football (soccer) fans have a home to watch their favorite sport, as well as introducing the sport to new fans in New York City. Now we are at it again with Formula One. We will be televising both the Canadian Grand Prix Qualifying on Saturday, June 8 at 1:00pm EST and the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, June 9 at 2:00pm.
So why is Formula One the most popular motor sport in the world? What’s the difference between Formula One and Indy Car racing?
Turns. The typical North American motor sport circuit is based on an oval (think Daytona and Indianapolis Motor Speedways) – the only way the wheel turns is left. Formula One circuits have various grades and turns.
The constructor to watch this weekend is going to be Red Bull… although they are leading the standings, they have never won in the Canadian Grand Prix. On the flip side, the driver to watch is going to be Lewis Hamilton, who has won here three times.
If that does not do it for you… there is a little something called the Belmont going on today as well – but I would take 750 horsepower over 1 horsepower… any day.